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. the final point i'll make is democrats are telling us that chuck hagel the former republican senator is now the leading contender to be the next defense secretary. the rice move possible kerry elevation to secretary of state is part of a broader look at refurbishment. expecting a new national security team for president to announce as early as next week. >> eric: thank you, ed henry. if you hear anything else, get back to us and we'll go back to you. >> thank you. >> eric: you hear this, and i heard you humming, which part? what was concerning to you? >> dana: the piece about the fiscal cliff first. you think they have had a year to work on that the democrats and republicans could come together. i think what harry reid heard last night from the democrats is we are not going to do anything. this is reported in the national journal today. not going to do anything to make any change or sacrifice benefit for social security, medicare or medicaid. that would be a condition of speaker boehner, which is if we give you the revenue you have to help us on the spending side, on the entitlement issue.
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and the panther were not hurt. that's the last call. thanks for being with us tonight. see you tomorrow night. go to gretawire.com. there's an open thread. tell us what you thought about tonight's show. gretawear.com. goodnight from washington. >> eric: this is a fox news alert. we have breaking news on two big stories at this hour. you are looking live at the white house where president obama and house speaker john boehner are about to meet to discuss the looming fiscal cliff. this is a surprise meeting, one that we learned about a short time ago. boehner is making his way over there right now. the other breaking news is that u.n. ambassador susan rice just removed her name from consideration for the coveted secretary of state job, following the theory over her response to the attack on the consulate in benghazi. ed henry has more on both breaking stories. take it away. >> reporter: you are right. speaker boehner left the capital and expected to arrive at the white house in a moment. this could not put more explanation point how critical this meeting is. we are running up against the fiscal clif